|Peplum skirt with origami details|
|Origami lace cutouts sewn on make this dress exquisite & sweet|
|Asymmetric buttonup blazer. An all-white ensemble for SS 11.|
It's BCBG, girls! Bon Chic Bon Genre is french for good style, good attitude, and that was reflected in the designs that were sent down the runway, complete with the live music that an amazing lady was performing on a baby grand.
The first few looks were mostly in tailored monochrome pieces that are suitable for the office lady. There were origami details in the pleatings of the shirt and skirts, as well as a peplum silhouette added to make the typical pencil skirt more interesting for work. They gradually incorporated more colour into the clothes through graphic prints that made the dresses more playful for dating, though some of the prints looked kind of like Rodarte's one or two seasons ago.
My favourite look out of the entire show is this black lace cutout dress. It is lined with a nude sheer lining at the bottom, but unlined for the top part. So it's great for clubbing - just wear a bra inside - or great for work - just wear a black slip inside! The graphic and shadow effect lace cutouts paired with the A flared skirt looks kind of schoolgirl-ish but at the same time, very sexy (:
|Especially like the back! Graphic B&W stripes never looked so good.|
Of course, BCBG is most known for its evening wear which includes mini cocktail dresses and long gowns. I was glad to see that there were some innovative, non-sterotypical gown designs this time, such as that bareback black and white striped dress, and that amazingly cool dress made up of leather strips. The movement for both of those dresses were good, which is a plus in Vera's book. I always believed in wearing evening dresses that moved together with your body - it just creates a much more sensual look and is bound to catch people's eyes. Of course, BCBG's signature bodycon silk panelled dresses were present on the runway as well in black and nude pink. Altogether a rather good show, except that I disliked the footwear! The shoes just looked too casual to be paired with some of the gowns and cocktail dresses.
To recap the main themes of this BCBG show: Peplum skirts for the OLs, origami and pleat details, white white white, lace cutouts and finally, flowy dresses for the night!
|Center: BCBG's signature silk panelled bodycon mini dress!|
Right: Leather strip "taselled" skirt
Left: Blue gown with gradiation